Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

Keeping a close eye on developments in the 2008 U.S. Senate races

Sunday, April 01, 2007

More Bad Press for McConnell, Domenici & Sununu

  • Kentucky: The Courier-Journal follows Mitch McConnell in his role as unquestioning lapdog to the Bush Administration:

    But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is not calling for Gonzales to leave.

    "The attorney general serves at the pleasure of the president," he told reporters last week. "And the president's indicated that he has confidence in the attorney general. So for me, that ends it. I think the president ought to be able to have his own attorney general."
    Yup, Bush has confidence, so there's no need for any Congressional oversight or checks & balances or anything. Bush's confidence "ends it." I hope Kentucky voters opt for an independent voice who works on behalf of Kentucky rather than on behalf of any other politician's wishes. Elsewhere, McConnell is called out for his rank hypocrisy regarding the responsibility of administration officials to offer sworn testimony, courtesy of Think Progress.

  • New Mexico: The bad press continues for Pajamas Pete Domenici. The sub-headline of this WaPo piece today is "Ethics Panel Examines Sen. Domenici's Role." That can't be too reassuring to the Domenici camp. (HT: TPM)

  • New Hampshire: Blue Hampshire reports on Mayor Steve Marchand significantly exceeding a fundraising goal in his campaign against Sprintin' John Sununu, raising over $17,000 in online donations in a single day.

  • Happy blogiversary, MyDD!


    Blogger Blue South said...

    A challenger to Smith in OR.

    I dont think it would qualify as a top tier recruitment by any stretch, but its a name, which means someone will be issuing press releases attacking Smith. That might just prompt a top name to show up.

    11:26 PM, April 01, 2007  
    Blogger VA Blogger said...

    I would think that the presence of a challenger would discourage other Democrats from jumping in.

    At any rate, Novick is a political operative who's never held elective office. He's also a blogger and an activist. What candidate from recent history can we compare him to?

    Maybe Barbara Ann Radnofsky? Or Jean Hay Bright?

    9:22 AM, April 02, 2007  

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